I can see why you're so pleased! Such an expression on Morrow's face. Wonder what's going through her mind? Can't wait to find out!Beautiful cover! Congratulations, Laura!
Oh Patti, Couldn't wait for you to see! So glad you like it. I think her expression is intriguing, too. Glad you want to read her book! Bless you for stopping by and sharing my joy.
Beautiful! I like that they used some of the colors from TFD, but she looks like a VERY different girl from Lael. Looking forward to it!
How beautiful! Laura, the cover is wonderful! Her expression is questioning, defensive and aware. What does she know that we don't? We will have to read the book for the answer to that question. Congratulations & Best Wishes!
Lori, I was excited for you to see it:) Out of the entire pub. process the book cover is dearest to my heart, especially when they get it right. And you are right in saying they used similar colors with both covers. I wasn't sure how Morrow's gown would work - they sent me several different gowns to choose from - and I chose this vivid raspberry silk. The rest were very pale. Anyway, thank you for your comments. They mean so much!
Oh Virginia, So glad to hear your impressions! Love your insights. Morrow is good at keeping secrets like Lael - but about very different matters:) Would love to know who the model is as she's really beautiful. Thank you for sharing my excitement!
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Even though I've seen the cover several times, it still has that "wow" factor for me. The colors really pop, the model is has a wonderful expression that conveys many things. I like this cover very much!
I *love* it! Beautiful cover!
Morrow, both the book cover and the character, is beautiful! I love the dress and the background. I can see why you've been excited to share her with us!Now that I've met Morrow, I can't wait to know her better in the pages of the book!Congratulations, Laura!
Wow, I like it and the background is definitely different compared to most books these days. You miss that she's holding something though, but that leads to intrigue. Very cool. And thyme tea would help with your cold. So will just plain lemon and honey together if you have it.
Just read the description at Amazon. I absolutely cannot wait to read this!
Mary, Thanks for the thumbs up on the synopsis, too! Love the fact it make you want to read!! That sure makes this author smile:) I hope you'll love the story like I did. I still miss it but I'm about to get it back with the galleys!
Adge, You're so thoughtful to tell me about the tea and lemon and honey bit - I will definitely try that as I'm a bit worse this morning. Reminds me of TFD when Lael was in the Tory tea shoppe and told Lydia she'd get her some thyme tea for that headache:) So glad you like the cover. I know you're an avid reader and see many. Relz Reviews in Australia just posted a bunch of covers from Baker, many I didn't even know about, along with mine. If you want to take a peek go over there - it's a real treat for the eyes and may add to your reading list:)
Thanks so very much, Mary! I was hoping it would make you smile:) Wish you could see the book's spine as it shows the front of her gown and the flowered petticoat and that fan a bit better. Soon! Glad they bumped it up from August 1 to July 1 which means it will likely be in stores mid-June. Yipeeee!
Hey, bro,If it makes a man give a thumbs up it must be pretty well done:) Randy said the same thing. He really likes this one, maybe because of the wilderness/river background. Or maybe the fact that she really is gorgeous!? Will be fun to see reader reactions after Lael:) Hope Spain is sunny and beautiful today. I hear it snowed on the Sierras for you.
Rebecca,Thank you!! Now it will probably appear on your Amazon list that you posted:) I LOVE your lists! Rel over at Relz Reviews uncovered some more Baker books I didn't know about. The one from the 60's looks especially interesting as that was my birth era. But I'm a die-hard historical fan. Hope you have a great day!
Aw Ashli, That's just what I'd hoped you'd say:) Love all that enthusiasm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It just makes me day!
i appreciate that your covers look like real people. Both, Lael and Morrow, aren't so perfect and beautiful that they don't seem real. I like to see "real" women portrayed on book covers.I pray that you get to feeling better soon! Start drinking your tea and finding as many sunrays as you can. It may be a search but surely there will be one or two. ha ha
Thanks, Lisa. I think they look real because they use real women in the studio. I'd love to sit in on that and watch the process, see just what's involved, etc. Would love to be one of their cover models and dress in that dress! Strange to think Lael and Morrow are really out there somewhere in the flesh!Not finding any sun today but will keep looking! Bless you.
I love the cover. I also went out to Amazon to read the summary. It is so exciting! I can't wait to read it. I am re-reading TFD and enjoying it so much the 2nd time. It is not often that I re-read a book and never this soon. It was just a wonderful book. Looking forward to reading many more of your books!Are you working on your next book, yet? :-)
Stacey, So glad you read Morrow's synopsis and also like her cover! And it thrills me that you liked TFD so much that you're reading it again:) Bless you for telling me! I don't reread a book very often either though I did curl up with The Blue Castle again not long ago. And loved every minute. Sometimes you see things in a second read through that you missed the first time.Yes, I've just finished my 3rd book for Baker but it's not due till next year. It's tentatively called The Locket which I'm sure will change. This book takes place on the Ohio River/Kentucky side, at a frontier fort in 1779. It involves a gallant Irish colonel, a spinster of 29, and a mute little girl. I've enjoyed every minute writing their story but have a ways to go editing it. Meanwhile I'm puzzling over that next book! Praying about what to write next, mostly, and jotting down ideas as they come to me. But I've found the Lord doesn't give me a solid lead till I've almost tied up the one I'm working on. Thanks so much for asking. I'm sure I've told you way more than you wanted to know:)Have a wonderful day!
Oh, I just love it! You must be so excited! The dress is so pretty! The expression on her face makes me wonder what she is thinking. blessings,Kathleen
I keep coming back here to look at it. I'm liking the contrast between Morrow's refined dress and the wilderness setting. Knowing just a little bit about the man she will be drawn to, I can't wait to find out what sort of girl she is.
I showed your new cover to my husband and he likes the "theme" of both Morrow and Lael "looking over their shoulder." Also, he says that Morrow is very pretty. Just thought you might like another man's perspective!
Hi Mary,I sure like that manly perspective! Especially if it's a thumbs up:) There is something appealing about the both of them looking over their shoulders. Sort of secretive? And both stories are all about secrets:)Thank you for asking George his opinion - I love all this cover talk:)
Lori, I love that you keep coming back to look - same as me:) The contrast between her dress and the wilderness setting really is striking. And like you said, knowing a bit about the man she falls for, makes her very interesting, esp. given the dress. After reading Morrow's story, my editor made a very interesting observation about her which I'm dying to tell you. But since it's a spoiler I'll wait till after you read the book! You may, intuitive as you are, have the same insight. She's no Lael, that's for sure!
Hi Kathleen:) Bless you for your gracious words! The cover is my favorite part of the process, if you couldn't tell! Yes, love her expression. Lots of prayer went into the cover on my part. Seems like such a small thing but it's probably like your beautiful handwork - you want it to be just right! And this time it really works, thank heavens:)
I used this book for my Waiting on Wednesday post this week! I absolutely adore the cover! I will admit I love pink even though I'm a bit of a tom boy! The Revell/Bethany House team sure does a terrific job on the covers!xoxo~ Renee
Oh Renee,That makes me so happy to hear from you here!! Thank you!! I hope readers hop over to your great blog and check it out - I remember your very gracious review of TFD:) It just delights me that the cover delighted you enough to post it and share with your readers!I am a huge fan of the color pink, too. In fact, when the art team sent me actual photos of some gowns to choose from, this raspberry silk, for lack of a better word, just jumped out at me, maybe because of the beautiful lace. I can't wait for you to see Morrow from the front like she is on the book's spine. You get a nice shot of her flowered petticoat and fan:)I could go on and on with this cover talk:) Think I'll leave this post up a little longer. Now off to your great blog...And thank you!!
Love it, Laura! Just love it! If a picture is worth a thousand words . . . well, I know the words in your case will out do the picture. I'm really enjoying The Frontierman's Daughter and am looking forward to reading about Morrow.
Carla,Oh thank you! I was hoping you'd pop in to see her. Revell does such a fine job with covers and she is very lovely - and mysterious:)Sounds like you're reading TFD. I pray it blesses you in some way! Thank you for taking time for Lael. You're now entered in the drawing, even if it wasn't your intention! Bless you today and thanks so much for your comment here!
Laura, I'm a little late to the party on this comment, but I simply had to take a minute and share my excitement at seeing it. There are so many images and words that that come to my mind looking at Morrow Little's expression. Pensive, expectant, hopeful, intrigued, perhaps besotted, OR even a bit distrustful of the person she's looking at -- or both! And that dress --- magnificent from the color to the style to that simply gorgeous lace. I don't know the story of this book, as I did The Frontiersman's Daughter. Yet, I already feel I know something about Morrow Little, just from looking at that picture of her. Yes, this cover "pops" -- and accomplishes a whole lot more. :) Again, congratulations on the upcoming second book, and the great cover!
Arlene,So, so glad you like this cover as I do! I was going to show you after this Ky. trip but you beat me to it:) Love your insight into Morrow's expression. She is all those things. You are, as always, ever perceptive. And you just might like this one more than TFD! Thrilled to hear from you - and thank you for giving a thumbs up!!
What a beautiful cover, Laura. Simply stunning. You must be thrilled beyond words. Congratulations!
Keli,I couldn't wait for you to see it:) I wanted to show you earlier but knew you weren't feeling well. Glad you like Morrow. She's a tribute to Revell's art team, for sure. I love the covers they've been turning out.